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Re: Historic paint for my stoop
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At this point, I don't think we can go anywhere but ...well, UP, from the current paint choice. We'll cover up the metallic and then deal w/ the Historic folks!

Posted on: 2007/8/31 19:29
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Re: Historic paint for my stoop
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Keeping it is a nice sentiment, but unfortunately we'll probably be selling soon---and I don't know how marketable my space stairs would be...

Posted on: 2007/8/31 19:11
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Re: Historic paint for my stoop
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No..no offense taken. Please...you made me laugh...come on, it's hilarious. When I saw them painting it I wanted to scream..but both of them are grieving (father-in-law, brother-in-law) and want so much to help me out---I just couldn't tell them to stop. So I let it go and like I said, it's provided some much needed levity around here. We've had some fun with it...and at this point, that's a good thing. Hopefully none of you have gone blind as a result!

Posted on: 2007/8/31 19:00
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Re: Historic paint for my stoop
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Thanks for the Benjamin Moore listing..and yes, I AM PICKING OUT THE PAINT this time....and I think we'll go with a greyish-white or pearl...something a LITTLE less..ah, "flashy".

Posted on: 2007/8/31 18:57
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Re: Historic paint for my stoop
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Come on, you KNOW you guys just wish you were bold enough to paint your stoop metallic silver! Believe me, amidst all the craziness that's going on in my life (2 kids under 3, recently widowed....etc...), my Roswell-like abduction steps have provided me with some much needed comic relief. I'm going to make sure we take some family photos on them tonight before they get painted (hopefully) tomorrow....

Posted on: 2007/8/31 18:55
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Re: Historic paint for my stoop
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Now...don't go making fun of my disco steps!!! It IS my house...and there's a story to those LOVELY steps!

You guys know I lost my husband a few weeks back..and well, that gorgeous space color was the handiwork of my very well-meaning (and apparently colorblind) father-in-law and brother-in-law. I'm almost virtually BLINDED every time I walk outside and have noticed several of you checking yourself out in the reflection....

(I'm surprised the historic police haven't given me a citation yet....)

Posted on: 2007/8/31 18:46
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Historic paint for my stoop
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Can somebody let me know how I go about finding out which paint color I can use to paint our front stoop? I've tried to ask my neighbors, but no one seems to be able to give me the answer...I need to know by tomorrow, I have able-bodied painters standing ready! I'm looking for a off-white or light grey color, if you happen to know what kind I can use, I would appreciate it...

Tks.

Posted on: 2007/8/31 18:16
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Re: best time to sell?
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Thanks for all the input--truth is, we had spoken several times about selling and had pretty much decided we would--unless we could afford to keep the house and rent it--so selling it wouldnot necessarily be an emotional decision. I have two small children, no family in this area (except for the in-law's). I have a very loving, supportive family in another state, and we had talked of moving there several times, so I have peace about selling.

So I think it's a matter of "when" and not "if". At this point, I can't fathom spending the winter here. Winter here w/o my husband, just simply makes me sad. So, it looks like the house may go up for sale sooner rather than later and I may even try selling it on my own. I know there are a lot of benefits to having an agent, but I'm hoping the house will sell itself and I'd rather have that commission figure for my kids.

Thanks for your input and your condolences. I am sorry to have to leave this area---we had really a beautiful life here and my husband loved to hear about the craziness of jclist---how we laughed together, late at night-after the kids had gone to sleep and I was on the net--especially about the MELT! thread.. btw, does anyone know where Glenn is? He's one person I wanted to let know about my husband's death, we were regulars.

Posted on: 2007/7/19 11:40
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Re: best time to sell?
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Thanks for the input, advice and suggestions. Anyone happen to know what a property manager/management company charges for renting/managing a property?

I never thought I'd be in this position--but seems like all executive decisions are now mine. Gotta do what's best for me and the kids. Thankfully I have some time to decide.

Thanks.

Posted on: 2007/7/14 11:37
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Re: best time to sell?
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It's a house...two family w/ a great little apartment downstairs and a decent sized yard. I've been told it has great "curb appeal" or whatever is it that realtor's say...we're in Harsimus Cove. And it's not a matter of if, I do believe it's just a matter of when. I'm just thinking that putting it on the market in the Spring might be better than trying to put it on sooner---nevermind the craziness I'm dealing with right now (wills, estate, 2 kids, grief..etc...), that makes the Spring seem much more appealling to me.

Posted on: 2007/7/13 10:32
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best time to sell?
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Looks like we're ultimately going to have to move from Downtown JC. My husband died last week and it's just me and the kids and well, I just can't see us staying here, long term. Of course, I'm not making any quick decisions, I got enough on my plate as it is. I'm thinking we should stay through the winter and list the house in the early spring...by then maybe things around will look even better and maybe we'll get a better price? I hope.

Posted on: 2007/7/13 3:21
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Re: Market for a short stay furnished apartment in HP?
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We advertise in a couple UK Holiday "self-catering" sites and have listed on Craigslist (Europe) before. Most of the traffic comes from the self-catering sites though.

We charge $550/week.

Occupancy--varies. We just started advertising for this summer (we had family/friends staying on and off up until a few weeks ago) and have already had a lot of inquiries and a couple reservations.

We also rent to locals and have had people stay here while their houses/apts were being renovated or they were relocating.

We just enjoy the flexibility of not having a full-time tenant.

Posted on: 2007/6/29 10:39
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Re: Market for a short stay furnished apartment in HP?
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We currently do this with our garden apt. Works for us. We've sublet it before to people who have undergoing renovation and also to folks from Manhattan who were moving abroad. We currently are renting by the week to European visitors... it's great because we are able to use it for family visits when we don't rent it out.

Posted on: 2007/6/28 21:27
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